Compactor acting up

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Shane472, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Shane472

    Shane472 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Hey guys, at the school where I work we have an older Mikasa plate compactor. Recently it has developed a problem where it vibrates like crazy but doesn't move forward at all. Has anyone experienced this before? Is it just a problem with the vibrator and can it be fixed fairly easily?

  2. P.L.

    P.L. LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 68

    Check the oil in the vibrator.
  3. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

  4. Shane472

    Shane472 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I oiled up the vibrator and it moves forward properly now. I don't think anyone has maintained that compactor for some time. It seems to get overlooked since it doesn't really belong to any one department in particular.

    Thanks for the help, guys.

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